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Ace confirms Bob Ezrin broke up the band

Posted: Wed Mar 25, 2020 2:10 pm
by aceeg
https://youtu.be/_I7oho55Sqg

At around 9 min he says he was replaced on Destroyer
And wasn’t told till after it was released!
Providing the cracks in the band!

Re: Ace confirms Bob Ezrin broke up the band

Posted: Wed Mar 25, 2020 2:11 pm
by Admin
bwahahahaha

Re: Ace confirms Bob Ezrin broke up the band

Posted: Wed Mar 25, 2020 2:20 pm
by southernkiss
That sounds like a repeat of Sweet Pain.

Re: Ace confirms Bob Ezrin broke up the band

Posted: Wed Mar 25, 2020 2:32 pm
by Sam T Serpent
Admin wrote:
Wed Mar 25, 2020 2:11 pm
bwahahahaha
Right. Bob did it because of Ace’s decision to stay at a card game. So it was Ace that broke the band up

Re: Ace confirms Bob Ezrin broke up the band

Posted: Wed Mar 25, 2020 2:39 pm
by JohnBergless
Ummmm newsflash: The band is still together, Ace.

Re: Ace confirms Bob Ezrin broke up the band

Posted: Wed Mar 25, 2020 2:44 pm
by Going Blind
Well that's a long crack Ace, considering you didn't leave till The Elder. Ace's anger is so lazy it takes him 5 albums later to get upset about the situation.

Re: Ace confirms Bob Ezrin broke up the band

Posted: Wed Mar 25, 2020 2:48 pm
by sugardaddy
Going Blind wrote:
Wed Mar 25, 2020 2:44 pm
Well that's a long crack Ace, considering you didn't leave till The Elder. Ace's anger is so lazy it takes him 5 albums later to get upset about the situation.
:lol: yep

Re: Ace confirms Bob Ezrin broke up the band

Posted: Wed Mar 25, 2020 4:16 pm
by Mr Slow
“Childish stuff like that”? How about showing up for your session and you wouldn’t need to be replaced! Time is money, you think they wanted to stay in the studio any longer than they had to while he was off playing cards? The schedules were extremely tight back then. They most likely needed to get it done so they could move on.

Good ol’ Ace. Always blaming someone else. :roll:

Re: Ace confirms Bob Ezrin broke up the band

Posted: Wed Mar 25, 2020 4:22 pm
by Goodwilltowardsall
Admin wrote:
Wed Mar 25, 2020 2:11 pm
bwahahahaha
You must be feeling better.

Re: Ace confirms Bob Ezrin broke up the band

Posted: Wed Mar 25, 2020 4:33 pm
by stutterer
He's a Taurus. Once he made up his mind on playing cards and found out about the session, he couldn't cancel the damn game.

Re: Ace confirms Bob Ezrin broke up the band

Posted: Wed Mar 25, 2020 4:38 pm
by Jamcarl321
Going Blind wrote:
Wed Mar 25, 2020 2:44 pm
Well that's a long crack Ace, considering you didn't leave till The Elder. Ace's anger is so lazy it takes him 5 albums later to get upset about the situation.
When Bob Ezrin was producing again!

Re: Ace confirms Bob Ezrin broke up the band

Posted: Wed Mar 25, 2020 4:48 pm
by southernkiss
Jamcarl321 wrote:
Wed Mar 25, 2020 4:38 pm
Going Blind wrote:
Wed Mar 25, 2020 2:44 pm
Well that's a long crack Ace, considering you didn't leave till The Elder. Ace's anger is so lazy it takes him 5 albums later to get upset about the situation.
When Bob Ezrin was producing again!
Bob Ezrin would have brought out the anger! He was like a drill Sergeant! LOL!

Re: Ace confirms Bob Ezrin broke up the band

Posted: Wed Mar 25, 2020 4:52 pm
by Admin
Goodwilltowardsall wrote:
Wed Mar 25, 2020 4:22 pm
Admin wrote:
Wed Mar 25, 2020 2:11 pm
bwahahahaha
You must be feeling better.
Much improved today. Hope it indicates on the mend.

Re: Ace confirms Bob Ezrin broke up the band

Posted: Wed Mar 25, 2020 5:24 pm
by Red Yogurt Bath
Sam T Serpent wrote:
Wed Mar 25, 2020 2:32 pm
Admin wrote:
Wed Mar 25, 2020 2:11 pm
bwahahahaha
Right. Bob did it because of Ace’s decision to stay at a card game. So it was Ace that broke the band up
The lack of cell phones broke up the band. Likely Ace didn't give the guys a phone # where he could be reached!

Time crunch and the hourly budget of a studio means you gotta get on with things.

Bob: "Where's Ace? Sweet Pain is finished except this solo isn't good enough yet."
Paul: "He's somewhere in the Bronx playing cards I think."
Bob: "Oh... well." (opens his Rolodex to W for Wagner).

Re: Ace confirms Bob Ezrin broke up the band

Posted: Wed Mar 25, 2020 5:29 pm
by King
I thought they fired Peter, then Ace quit because he didnt want to do the Elder. Ace had to have tapes mailed to him and Ezrin cut out his guitar work except 2 songs. I would say Desteoyer started the split. So an argument could be made that Ezrins involvement in those 2 records didnt help band relations. However, Ezrin should not be the sole person to blame.

Re: Ace confirms Bob Ezrin broke up the band

Posted: Wed Mar 25, 2020 5:59 pm
by ashorama
Going Blind wrote:
Wed Mar 25, 2020 2:44 pm
Well that's a long crack Ace, considering you didn't leave till The Elder. Ace's anger is so lazy it takes him 5 albums later to get upset about the situation.
Ha! Ha! Ha! Post the thread!

Re: Ace confirms Bob Ezrin broke up the band

Posted: Wed Mar 25, 2020 6:04 pm
by Ack Attack
Ace’s wasted potential is legendary. He has no one to blame but himself.

Re: Ace confirms Bob Ezrin broke up the band

Posted: Wed Mar 25, 2020 6:10 pm
by ashorama
This story gets bandied about a lot, but we're only getting one side of this. As Paul has admitted and Ace has accused, Paul had no friends, and the band toured and recorded because Paul and Gene had nothing else to do. Ace, however, had friends (even said he flew friends out to hang while on the tour). Perhaps Ace's card game had been planned for a while and Gene, Paul, and Ezrin were in the studio after Ace was told he wasn't needed for the rest of the day. Maybe they changed their mind and Ace was playing cards.

Let's not pretend Kiss were making art. This was their job, no matter how much they might've liked it. Electric Lady Studios was in Greenwich Village. I don't know where Ace lived, but the last time I was in Manhattan, getting anywhere took a while because of traffic. So, let's just say that it took an hour to get to the studio, it's not like Ace would be there for 10 minutes.

How many times did Gene just not show up for sessions?

Re: Ace confirms Bob Ezrin broke up the band

Posted: Wed Mar 25, 2020 7:19 pm
by steve
Mr Slow wrote:
Wed Mar 25, 2020 4:16 pm
“Childish stuff like that”? How about showing up for your session and you wouldn’t need to be replaced!
Right? And when you finally get your old job back twenty years later, which you didn't deserve, how about cleaning up, looking after yourself, putting the work in and caring enough to play well?

I loved Ace as a kid, and think he was at his peak and a player and songwriter from 78-80. Seeing him live in 97 and 01 was one of many low points of the reunion era.

Re: Ace confirms Bob Ezrin broke up the band

Posted: Wed Mar 25, 2020 7:25 pm
by steve
Ack Attack wrote:
Wed Mar 25, 2020 6:04 pm
Ace’s wasted potential is legendary. He has no one to blame but himself.
Game, set and match right here. Even out of KISS, Frehley's Comet could really have been something, albeit a big fish in a small 80s rock pond, if Ace had (again) cleaned up, applied himself, practised, used his talent instead of pissing it away and worked with a co-writer/frontman who brought the best out of him.

Re: Ace confirms Bob Ezrin broke up the band

Posted: Wed Mar 25, 2020 7:37 pm
by Mr Slow
ashorama wrote:
Wed Mar 25, 2020 6:10 pm
This story gets bandied about a lot, but we're only getting one side of this. As Paul has admitted and Ace has accused, Paul had no friends, and the band toured and recorded because Paul and Gene had nothing else to do. Ace, however, had friends (even said he flew friends out to hang while on the tour). Perhaps Ace's card game had been planned for a while and Gene, Paul, and Ezrin were in the studio after Ace was told he wasn't needed for the rest of the day. Maybe they changed their mind and Ace was playing cards.

Let's not pretend Kiss were making art. This was their job, no matter how much they might've liked it. Electric Lady Studios was in Greenwich Village. I don't know where Ace lived, but the last time I was in Manhattan, getting anywhere took a while because of traffic. So, let's just say that it took an hour to get to the studio, it's not like Ace would be there for 10 minutes.

How many times did Gene just not show up for sessions?
A couple of things I want to address. Firstly, you said KISS toured & recorded because Gene & Paul had nothing else to do. I think KISS toured & recorded because they were trying to climb the mountain and the band the biggest thing on the planet. This wasn’t a hobby that Gene & Paul worked harder at for kicks.

Secondly, from all that we’ve read Gene was there at pretty much every recording session, even those that he wasn’t required to attend. By the mid 80’s he had guys fill in but that came later.

Re: Ace confirms Bob Ezrin broke up the band

Posted: Wed Mar 25, 2020 7:37 pm
by Forty Deuce
steve wrote:
Wed Mar 25, 2020 7:19 pm
Mr Slow wrote:
Wed Mar 25, 2020 4:16 pm
“Childish stuff like that”? How about showing up for your session and you wouldn’t need to be replaced!
Right? And when you finally get your old job back twenty years later, which you didn't deserve, how about cleaning up, looking after yourself, putting the work in and caring enough to play well?

I loved Ace as a kid, and think he was at his peak and a player and songwriter from 78-80. Seeing him live in 97 and 01 was one of many low points of the reunion era.
I know you have your preferences, but Gene and Paul needed the reunion just as badly as Ace and Peter did. You would not have 5 extra Bruce and Eric Singer albums if not for the reunion.

Truth be told, Paul and Gene deserve some blame as well with how things went with the reunion and the problems that returned. It isn't just Ace and Peter.

Re: Ace confirms Bob Ezrin broke up the band

Posted: Wed Mar 25, 2020 7:48 pm
by ashorama
Mr Slow wrote:
Wed Mar 25, 2020 7:37 pm
ashorama wrote:
Wed Mar 25, 2020 6:10 pm
This story gets bandied about a lot, but we're only getting one side of this. As Paul has admitted and Ace has accused, Paul had no friends, and the band toured and recorded because Paul and Gene had nothing else to do. Ace, however, had friends (even said he flew friends out to hang while on the tour). Perhaps Ace's card game had been planned for a while and Gene, Paul, and Ezrin were in the studio after Ace was told he wasn't needed for the rest of the day. Maybe they changed their mind and Ace was playing cards.

Let's not pretend Kiss were making art. This was their job, no matter how much they might've liked it. Electric Lady Studios was in Greenwich Village. I don't know where Ace lived, but the last time I was in Manhattan, getting anywhere took a while because of traffic. So, let's just say that it took an hour to get to the studio, it's not like Ace would be there for 10 minutes.

How many times did Gene just not show up for sessions?
A couple of things I want to address. Firstly, you said KISS toured & recorded because Gene & Paul had nothing else to do. I think KISS toured & recorded because they were trying to climb the mountain and the band the biggest thing on the planet. This wasn’t a hobby that Gene & Paul worked harder at for kicks.

Secondly, from all that we’ve read Gene was there at pretty much every recording session, even those that he wasn’t required to attend. By the mid 80’s he had guys fill in but that came later.
Of course, they toured because they were trying to climb the mountain. C'mon, man. Don't be such a literalist. They toured excessively, in Ace's view. Between April 1976 and April of 1978, they played 215 shows and recorded 3 albums. That's a lot of activity. For comparison's sake, Fleetwood Mac, played only 224 in 3 years, 1975-1978.

And it was the Eighties when Gene started telling this story.

Re: Ace confirms Bob Ezrin broke up the band

Posted: Wed Mar 25, 2020 7:50 pm
by jkiss
aceeg wrote:
Wed Mar 25, 2020 2:10 pm
https://youtu.be/_I7oho55Sqg

At around 9 min he says he was replaced on Destroyer
And wasn’t told till after it was released!
Providing the cracks in the band!
"...they switched 'a couple' of my guitar solos with somebody else..." (the other one likely being "God of Thunder" ...perhaps even others). Interesting he claims he didn't find-out until 'after' the album was released. I'd really have a super good laugh if I found-out if they were all replaced by Bob & only to each find-out 'after' the album was released. And Bill was like, "Sorry, guys I guess Bob felt he needed to erase you all from your own album, but don't worry ...it'll all work-out for the greater good."

:)

Re: Ace confirms Bob Ezrin broke up the band

Posted: Wed Mar 25, 2020 7:53 pm
by Velvis
Sam T Serpent wrote:
Wed Mar 25, 2020 2:32 pm
Admin wrote:
Wed Mar 25, 2020 2:11 pm
bwahahahaha
Right. Bob did it because of Ace’s decision to stay at a card game. So it was Ace that broke the band up
He couldn't leave them without an ace in their deck...

Re: Ace confirms Bob Ezrin broke up the band

Posted: Wed Mar 25, 2020 7:58 pm
by Bruce
aceeg wrote:
Wed Mar 25, 2020 2:10 pm
... he says he was replaced on Destroyer
And wasn’t told till after it was released!
Providing the cracks in the band!
Image

Re: Ace confirms Bob Ezrin broke up the band

Posted: Wed Mar 25, 2020 8:01 pm
by Mr Slow
ashorama wrote:
Wed Mar 25, 2020 7:48 pm
Mr Slow wrote:
Wed Mar 25, 2020 7:37 pm
ashorama wrote:
Wed Mar 25, 2020 6:10 pm
This story gets bandied about a lot, but we're only getting one side of this. As Paul has admitted and Ace has accused, Paul had no friends, and the band toured and recorded because Paul and Gene had nothing else to do. Ace, however, had friends (even said he flew friends out to hang while on the tour). Perhaps Ace's card game had been planned for a while and Gene, Paul, and Ezrin were in the studio after Ace was told he wasn't needed for the rest of the day. Maybe they changed their mind and Ace was playing cards.

Let's not pretend Kiss were making art. This was their job, no matter how much they might've liked it. Electric Lady Studios was in Greenwich Village. I don't know where Ace lived, but the last time I was in Manhattan, getting anywhere took a while because of traffic. So, let's just say that it took an hour to get to the studio, it's not like Ace would be there for 10 minutes.

How many times did Gene just not show up for sessions?
A couple of things I want to address. Firstly, you said KISS toured & recorded because Gene & Paul had nothing else to do. I think KISS toured & recorded because they were trying to climb the mountain and the band the biggest thing on the planet. This wasn’t a hobby that Gene & Paul worked harder at for kicks.

Secondly, from all that we’ve read Gene was there at pretty much every recording session, even those that he wasn’t required to attend. By the mid 80’s he had guys fill in but that came later.
Of course, they toured because they were trying to climb the mountain. C'mon, man. Don't be such a literalist. They toured excessively, in Ace's view. Between April 1976 and April of 1978, they played 215 shows and recorded 3 albums. That's a lot of activity. For comparison's sake, Fleetwood Mac, played only 224 in 3 years, 1975-1978.

And it was the Eighties when Gene started telling this story.
Literalist? You literally said “ the band toured and recorded because Paul and Gene had nothing else to do“. How else does someone take that? :lol:

I don’t think Gene & Paul had any real say in things back then. It was all Bill Aucoin and Casablanca. Those two entities would have been constantly telling them that all the hard work was paying off and encouraging them to keep recording & touring etc.

Re: Ace confirms Bob Ezrin broke up the band

Posted: Wed Mar 25, 2020 8:12 pm
by steve
Forty Deuce wrote:
Wed Mar 25, 2020 7:37 pm
I know you have your preferences, but Gene and Paul needed the reunion just as badly as Ace and Peter did. You would not have 5 extra Bruce and Eric Singer albums if not for the reunion.

Truth be told, Paul and Gene deserve some blame as well with how things went with the reunion and the problems that returned. It isn't just Ace and Peter.
You miss my point, sir. Regardless of my thoughts on Peter, he was drug free and in great shape for his age during the reunion years. Ace couldn't make any such claim, and that's what disappoints me. If I were given a golden opportunity like that, I would clean up, play the best I could and give my all. Ace didn't do that or anything close to it.

Re: Ace confirms Bob Ezrin broke up the band

Posted: Wed Mar 25, 2020 8:14 pm
by Forty Deuce
steve wrote:
Wed Mar 25, 2020 8:12 pm
Forty Deuce wrote:
Wed Mar 25, 2020 7:37 pm
I know you have your preferences, but Gene and Paul needed the reunion just as badly as Ace and Peter did. You would not have 5 extra Bruce and Eric Singer albums if not for the reunion.

Truth be told, Paul and Gene deserve some blame as well with how things went with the reunion and the problems that returned. It isn't just Ace and Peter.
You miss my point, sir. Regardless of my thoughts on Peter, he was drug free and in great shape for his age during the reunion years. Ace couldn't make any such claim, and that's what disappoints me. If I were given a golden opportunity like that, I would clean up, play the best I could and give my all. Ace didn't do that or anything close to it.
Again, I think Gene and Paul contributed to that. Blame is deserved all around.

Re: Ace confirms Bob Ezrin broke up the band

Posted: Wed Mar 25, 2020 8:50 pm
by DoggFather
Not sure the card game thing holds much water anymore. How come on Destroyer Resurrected, they found this "great" original Ace solo???

Re: Ace confirms Bob Ezrin broke up the band

Posted: Wed Mar 25, 2020 9:09 pm
by Mr Slow
DoggFather wrote:
Wed Mar 25, 2020 8:50 pm
Not sure the card game thing holds much water anymore. How come on Destroyer Resurrected, they found this "great" original Ace solo???
That solo was most likely what was laid down for the demo. But perhaps when they went to the next stage of perfecting everything that’s where Ace didn’t show up.

Re: Ace confirms Bob Ezrin broke up the band

Posted: Wed Mar 25, 2020 9:13 pm
by Ace Fury
Admin wrote:
Wed Mar 25, 2020 4:52 pm
Goodwilltowardsall wrote:
Wed Mar 25, 2020 4:22 pm
Admin wrote:
Wed Mar 25, 2020 2:11 pm
bwahahahaha
You must be feeling better.
Much improved today. Hope it indicates on the mend.
Yay!! Continued good health to you!!

Re: Ace confirms Bob Ezrin broke up the band

Posted: Wed Mar 25, 2020 9:24 pm
by The Fox
JohnBergless wrote:
Wed Mar 25, 2020 2:39 pm
Ummmm newsflash: The brand is still together, Ace.
Fixed your post.

Re: Ace confirms Bob Ezrin broke up the band

Posted: Wed Mar 25, 2020 9:27 pm
by Lofton23rdSt
The card game is probably a typical Gene lie.

Re: Ace confirms Bob Ezrin broke up the band

Posted: Wed Mar 25, 2020 10:10 pm
by gene therapist
Forty Deuce wrote:
Wed Mar 25, 2020 8:14 pm
Again, I think Gene and Paul contributed to that. Blame is deserved all around.
Gene and Paul contributed to what? Ace being the person he is?

Re: Ace confirms Bob Ezrin broke up the band

Posted: Wed Mar 25, 2020 10:15 pm
by Forty Deuce
gene therapist wrote:
Wed Mar 25, 2020 10:10 pm
Forty Deuce wrote:
Wed Mar 25, 2020 8:14 pm
Again, I think Gene and Paul contributed to that. Blame is deserved all around.
Gene and Paul contributed to what? Ace being the person he is?
Yes.

Re: Ace confirms Bob Ezrin broke up the band

Posted: Wed Mar 25, 2020 10:28 pm
by gene therapist
Forty Deuce wrote:
Wed Mar 25, 2020 10:15 pm
gene therapist wrote:
Wed Mar 25, 2020 10:10 pm
Forty Deuce wrote:
Wed Mar 25, 2020 8:14 pm
Again, I think Gene and Paul contributed to that. Blame is deserved all around.
Gene and Paul contributed to what? Ace being the person he is?
Yes.
They made him do drugs, declare bankruptcy (twice?) and grab the quick cash in exchange for the rights to his make-up design. OK.

Paul, Gene & Rachel are wrong in blaming Ace. Ace did nothing.

Re: Ace confirms Bob Ezrin broke up the band

Posted: Wed Mar 25, 2020 10:32 pm
by Forty Deuce
gene therapist wrote:
Wed Mar 25, 2020 10:28 pm
Forty Deuce wrote:
Wed Mar 25, 2020 10:15 pm
gene therapist wrote:
Wed Mar 25, 2020 10:10 pm
Forty Deuce wrote:
Wed Mar 25, 2020 8:14 pm
Again, I think Gene and Paul contributed to that. Blame is deserved all around.
Gene and Paul contributed to what? Ace being the person he is?
Yes.
They made him do drugs, declare bankruptcy (twice?) and grab the quick cash in exchange for the rights to his make-up design. OK.

Paul, Gene & Rachel are wrong in blaming Ace. Ace did nothing.
I am talking about the reunion, but yes - they deserve a little blame too for the past. I clearly said that there is blame for all. I never said Ace did nothing.

Perhaps you should think about this for a moment before you respond.

Re: Ace confirms Bob Ezrin broke up the band

Posted: Wed Mar 25, 2020 10:57 pm
by Mr Slow
Forty Deuce wrote:
Wed Mar 25, 2020 10:15 pm
gene therapist wrote:
Wed Mar 25, 2020 10:10 pm
Forty Deuce wrote:
Wed Mar 25, 2020 8:14 pm
Again, I think Gene and Paul contributed to that. Blame is deserved all around.
Gene and Paul contributed to what? Ace being the person he is?
Yes.
There are Ace apologists and then there is this! :lol:
Ok I’ll bite. How did Gene & Paul contribute to Ace’s decline during the Reunion era?

Re: Ace confirms Bob Ezrin broke up the band

Posted: Wed Mar 25, 2020 11:08 pm
by Thunderous_Lay
Admin wrote:
Wed Mar 25, 2020 4:52 pm
Goodwilltowardsall wrote:
Wed Mar 25, 2020 4:22 pm
Admin wrote:
Wed Mar 25, 2020 2:11 pm
bwahahahaha
You must be feeling better.
Much improved today. Hope it indicates on the mend.
:arrow: :mrgreen: